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Youth Philanthropist of the Year: Andrew Petersen and Gretchen Jacobs

Andrew Petersen and Gretchen Jacobs

    Both Gretchen Jacobs and Andrew Petersen have been recent standouts in our community and also as youth leaders. Most recently, their combined leadership efforts were instrumental in creating a new city ordinance to ban single-use plastic bags in the four major grocery stores. They both reflect on the Steamboat community as…

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Individual Philanthropists of the Year: Russ and Carol Athta

When Russ and Carol Atha moved to the Yampa Valley in the early 1970s, they became involved with several nonprofit organizations as a way to get to know the community and meet people from different lifestyles outside their peer group. Since then, their commitment to the Yampa Valley has remained the same, and…

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Board Responsibility: Reading and Understanding the 990

How to Read a 990 Many nonprofits submit their annual tax return (990) to the IRS in July or August each year (depending on your fiscal year). The Community Foundation wishes to remind all nonprofit Boards that thoroughly reviewing and understanding your organization’s 990 is one of your most critical roles as board…

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Charitable Giving Tip for June

Giving Tip

What inspires you to give? How do you want to make a difference in the world? Answering questions like these is the first step toward making your giving more meaningful—both for your personal fulfillment and for the people and communities you’re working to support. Whether you are giving $500 or $5 million, donors…

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Charitable Giving Tip

YVCF monthly Giving Tip

Double your donation: Ask your employer about corporate matching gifts   Many corporations have matching gift programs that match your personal donation to charitable organizations. It is an easy way to double or even triple the impact of your personal contribution to YVCF and your favorite local organizations. How to make your matching…

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YVCF Awarded $164,110 in Scholarships in 2019

YVCF Scholarships

The Yampa Valley Community Foundation awards $164,110 in scholarships to students from seven local schools Scholarships were awarded to students at Yampa Valley High School, Steamboat Springs High School, Moffat County High School, SOROCO High School, Hayden High School, Meeker High School, and Colorado Mountain College. The Yampa Valley Community Foundation (YVCF) awarded…

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Training Recap: The M&M’s of Communications in Moffat County

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Over 15 nonprofits attended the “The M&M’s of Communications in Moffat County” training offered on May 30th in Moffat County.   Presenter, Robin Schepper, led a 1.5-hour session on how to be effective in your communication with a limited budget and limited time.   They covered topics such as identifying your target audience and who…

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Trail Maintenance Donor of the Month: Charlie Beurskens

How do you enjoy trails? I love mountain biking on Emerald, Spring Creek, Mad Creek/Red Dirt (one of my favorite rides). Going to college in the northeast, I also really enjoy hiking with any friends who visit and showing off the incredible amount of outdoors access we have.   When did you first…

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